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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Indiana

For Immediate Release

Thursday, September 19, 2019
Thomas L Kirsch II
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

South Bend, Indiana Man Sentenced

For Felon in Possession of a Firearm

SOUTH BEND - Nehemiah Felders, age 29, of South Bend, Indiana was sentenced before South Bend District Court Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. for felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II.

Mr. Felders was sentenced to 96 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release. 

According to documents in this case, a grand jury indicted Felders in September of 2018.  A jury convicted him of possessing a firearm after having been convicted of a felony following a two-day trial held in in May 2019.  Evidence at trial showed that a handgun was found on a couch when the Indiana State Police executed a search warrant in South Bend.  Three Indiana State Police officers testified that Felders admitted possessing the handgun.

Mr. Felders has twice been previously convicted of felonies, and has been convicted of five misdemeanors. 

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the assistance of the Indiana State Police.  The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank Schaffer.


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